House of Hate…

Mar 3, 2021 MacLean’s – Justin Ling Houses of hate: How Canada's prison system is broken - Dangerous, racist and falling apart. By nearly every metric, the nation's penal system is not just failing, it's making things worse. “In fact, by … [Read more...]

Death from mental illness…

Feb 22, 2021 National Newswatch – Margaret Eaton Mental illness should never be a death sentence Eaton, National CEO of the Canadian Mental Health Association, is objecting to the possibility of MAID leading to terminating mentally ill patients … [Read more...]

Bill C-22…

Feb.19, 2021 Government of Canada Bill C-22 An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act C-22 is current in Frist Reading and is expected to make significant inroads into both criminal law and drug law practice.  … [Read more...]

A better way…

Feb 5, 2021 Mountain West News Bureau (US) - Nate Hegyi and Jordan Wirfs-Brock 'Talking People into Handcuffs': One Western Town Offers Lessons in Good Policing Moses Lake is a town of 20,000 in eastern Washington state where the local industry is … [Read more...]

Killology…

Feb 3, 2021  CNN - 'Warrior' police training is being offered across the US “Police departments across the country are being trained in an aggressive, ready-to-kill approach to police training. How has this "warrior-style" of training … [Read more...]

Deep polarity…

Jan 29, 2021 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (US) - Emily Kubin, Curtis Puryear, Chelsea Schein, and Kurt Gray Personal experiences bridge moral and political divides better than facts Just the facts Sgt Friday used to say, just … [Read more...]

Indigenous health…

Jan 28, 2021 Globe and Mail – Willow Fiddler and Kristy Kirkup Saskatchewan woman left shaken after arrest by RCMP Lac La Ronge Indian Band member Emily Kammermayer, 20, was arrested by RCMP and charged with assaulting an officer at the La Ronge … [Read more...]

Mandatories, again…

Jan 17, 2021 CBC News – Canadian Press Supreme Court to examine limits on conditional sentencing The Supreme Court “has agreed to review an Ontario Court of Appeal ruling that found the Criminal Code provisions violated the charter because of … [Read more...]

Say it ain’t so…

Dec 20, 2020 Toronto Star - Alyshah Hasham Legal groups say Ontario misled public with claim it reduced inmate population by 30 per cent early in pandemic There’s a lot, to rely on an old jail joke, depends on the way you tell the story.  Two … [Read more...]

Death in custody…

Dec 16, 2020  CBC News – Shanifar Nasser Jail guards violated use-of-force policies in fatal restraint of Soleiman Faqiri, court documents suggest - Fired sergeant acknowledges combination of tactics posed ‘triple threat’ in cutting off air … [Read more...]